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Ndabeni-Abrahams makes spectrum and DTT promise

South Africa's Minister of the new Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has made promises that plans for South Africa's Digital Terrestrial Television migration and plans on how high demand telecommunications spectrum.

Space in Africa concludes Seed funding round

Space in Africa, a Nigerian media startup which has just secured Seed funding, covers the African space economy which has already seen eight nations launch 35 satellites in the last two decades – and 15 satellites in just the last 4 years.

Angola Cables has launched a cloud services offering

Angola Cables has launched its cloud services platform targeted at the African Market. This follows the recent inauguration of their advanced Tier III AngoNAP data center facility in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Social media access restored in Chad

President Idriss Deby of Chad has said that he has instructed Internet Service Providers in the country to lift social media restrictions he had initially instructed them to implement. This comes after more than a year later that people in Chad have had no social media access.

Nigeria's ROK acquired by France's CANAL+

Nigeria's ROK has been acquired by France's leading audio-visual entertainment company, CANAL+ Group. The IROKO Ltd-incubated ROK is expected to enhance Canal+’s local original content development.

Facebook embeds tracking data in images

Facebook is involved in yet another privacy scandal. A security researcher has discovered that the social media platform embeds tracking data into images uploaded on its platform allowing it to track them around the Web.

European Central Bank worried about Libra

The European Central Bank is worried that Facebook's Libra could offer an alternative financial system to existing ones and as a result, sabotage their monetary policy. They say it is a wake-up call for regulators.